Item description for Symbolic Movement: Critique and Spirituality in Sociology of Education by Philip Wexler...
This is a book about sociology of education - past, present and future. In the first section the author chronicles and specifies the changes in the field, in a reflexive sociology of education, tracing the path out of liberalism, through radicalism and postmodernism, to an emergent new age stance in understanding education in society. Section two looks in more detail how these movements have actually worked in education and society. The third section places the historical, macrosocial analysis of education and society on the smaller, more everyday screen of school life. Based on the author's studies in high school, the question of identity and education is the fulcrum for a series of concrete studies or school portraits, which connect public social change and more personal, everyday life and identity with the social process of schooling. The final section probes the new age theme. Questions of spirituality, rationality, magic, mysticism and sublimation are related to changes both in education and in sociology of education. What does it mean to do educational research in a re-sacralized, mystical society? And, does a new theory of sociology of education emerge on a Weberian rather than Durkheimian-functionalist or Marxist-radical view of the directions and reversals that begin in modernity and become more evident in our times?
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Studio: Sense Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 10, 2007
Publisher Sense Publishers
ISBN 9087902735 ISBN13 9789087902735
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More About Philip Wexler
Philip Wexler is Michael Scanding Professor of Education and Sociology in the Warner Graduate School at the University of Rochester, and he is Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. His previous books include: "Critical Social Psychology, Social Analysis of Education, Becoming Somebody, " and "Holy Sparks."
Philip Wexler currently resides in Betheseda, in the state of Maryland. Philip Wexler was born in 1950.
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